Why Blogs Suck

Last week when I was at the university for the radio show, I picked up a copy of the student newspaper. I haven’t read it in quite some time. Truth is, I used to write for it way back when.

I read almost through the entire publication. It’s still just as an interesting read as it was back when I was still in my undergrad. The paper hasn’t changed much, and surprisingly, the student voice still seems familiar to me.

Anyway, I found an interesting column by Sarah El-Hamzawi. In it, she discusses why blogs suck. I really got a kick out of her viewpoint and I agree with most of it. It might be strange for a blogger to actually say that, but she even admits to blogging. So here goes, the condensed version of her article.

Why Blogs Suck

1) It makes anyone an expert.

2) They are killing off the pen to paper means of writing.

Remember when you had a real journal and not a “live” one?

3) I can’t escape them.

Those are all good reasons Sarah. I agree with them and I have much of the same gripes about the whole thing that you do.

Anyway, go read her column f.u.b.a.r. I think I will be checking for that every week now.

5 Comments on Why Blogs Suck

  1. I personally can’t stand writing by hand, but that’s mostly because my handwriting can’t keep up with my thoughts… Typing, however, I can do as fast as any. So it’s easier.

    I do still keep a personal journal, but it’s a document on my laptop. ^_^

  2. Hi Alexis,

    Good to hear from you, as always.

    That’s an interesting comment. I still like to write by hand, as you can tell from my header design, but I don’t do it nearly as often as I’d like.

    I do keep a pen and paper journal as well but I haven’t updated it in over a month.

    This seems easier, but it could be wiped out so easily. My actual journal I think is a bit more hardy. But then again, who knows?

  3. Hi Chase – I love to write by hand. I also enjoy sending and receiving snail mail. But it’s a good thing blogs aren’t hand written as we might not be able to read some people’s handwriting, or it would slow down our reading abilities.

  4. Hi Barbara,

    Hand written blogs would present quite a few challenges. I know my handwriting can be a bit sloppy at times.

    When I do write using paper, I often print. That way I know anyone can read it.

  5. What would have been better is if she put a link to her blog in the paper…now that would have qualified as f.u.b.a.r.

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